A 360 degree feedback review is designed to gather anonymous feedback about an employee from the people working most closely with him or her - including direct reports (in the case of managers & supervisors), peers, and managers.
During a 360-degree review, a team member can expect to receive feedback from all angles. Supervisors, direct reports and peers will all chip in with their views on that person's skills, behavior, and impact on the rest of the team.
360 feedback doesn't actually focus on performance, but rather on all aspects that can be attributed to an employee's behavior.
Why is 360 feedback important?
360 reviews can be a very powerful tool to help employees develop and grow-as long as the reviews are constructive and employees are willing to incorporate the feedback they get.
What is 360 feedback good for?
360 reviews help team members as a development tool: Providing feedback that helps people grow in their careers.